Two Figure Sculpture

This course concentrates on the development of a dialogue between the forms and gestures of the two figures, with the goal of enlivening the space between them. Two models will pose concurrently through each session.

Two Figure Sculpture is for those with clay sculpting experience.

What you will learn in this class:

  • Further your understanding and development of the proportion, geometry, and planes of the figure, that you attained during previous basic figure courses

  • Model the form, with clay, in a manner that keeps the form open

  • Compose the forms of the figures and establish the hierarchy of the masses, while keeping the forms open

  • Establish the proportional distance between the figures from all points of view

  • Learn how to close the forms, once the major objectives of proportion, geometry, and planes, have been established

Required supplies:

  • Sculpture tools

  • A rag, and plastic bag to cover your sculpture

  • 3/4 inch thick plywood board that measures 18 by 24 inches to sculpt the figures on. The board should be sealed with shellac or polyurethane or varnish.

  • Your studio fee may cover any studio clay, which means this artwork will not be fired (the recycled studio clay is not appropriate for firing.) If you use new clay, your lab fee covers the firing of artwork.

  • Armatures and bases are available for purchase in the school store. Current Fleisher members get a 10% discount on purchases.